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Public Movement | Positions – Union Square 11/6

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The New Museum and Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund, in conjunction with Performa 11, cordially invite you to the first ever U.S. performance by the action and research group Public Movement.

Positions (NYC, Union Square. 11/6/11)

Positions is a choreographed demonstration that asks people to take a stand on any number of urgent issues. Presented in Warsaw, Holon, Bat-Yam, Eindhoven, Heidelberg, Stockholm, and now New York, the Movement invites the public to embody their preferences, aspirations, and beliefs—manifesting political and philosophical ideas as physical positions in Washington Square Park and Union Square South.

Positions is presented as part of a 2011 residency with Public Movement at the New Museum. The residency continues from January – April 2012, during which time group leader Dana Yahalomi will initiate bi-weekly salons as part of the 2012 New Museum Triennial, “The Generational,” and will culminate in a newly commissioned action for New York City in April 2012, details to follow.

Public Movement is a performative research body that investigates and stages political actions in public spaces. The Movement explores the political and aesthetic possibilities that reside in a group of people acting together. Public Movement was founded in November 2006 and was led by Omer Krieger and Dana Yahalomi until August 2011, when Yahalomi became the sole group leader.

Positions is co-presented by Artis Contemporary Israeli Art Fund and as part of Performa 11.

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